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Discussion of a library system in Southeast Alberta began in 1977. A meeting of library staff and trustees from the Southeast area was held at the Jasper Conference in 1981. As a result, an organizational meeting was held on June 13, 1981 in Redcliff. The group applied for assistance from the Alberta Library Trustees Association (A.L.T.A.) and obtained $5,000.00 seed money.
Two more meetings were held in 1981 and representatives from Brooks, Bassano, and Burdett attended. Three meetings were held in 1982 and representatives came from Duchess. At the final meeting of 1982, the name "Shortgrass" was chosen and the boundaries of the area (Area 6) were approved. In 1983, the Committee was restructured. This provided for representation... Read more (pdf)
Shortgrass Archive - 1992 Promotional Video